I am pleased to be able to report that things are finally begining to return to normal around my home as the flood waters have receded and I have been able to move the operation back to Ocean Isle. Unfortunately, there are many that are still dealing with the the effects of Florence, and will continue to do so for months in the future. Once again, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who reached out to check on me during this time.
I also have very positive news on fishing front as well. Much as I suspected, it only took a few days for the fish to get their act back together. The bull reds showed up earlier in the week and have bitten consistently throughout the week. There have also been some big schools of bull reds seen offshore that will hopefully move into the beaches once we get some north wind and some menhaden show up. The smaller reds in the creeks have also started to get bunched back up, and a few trout have started to make an appearance as well. I have been asked countless times in the past couple weeks if the hurricane would in effect ruin the fall fishing. This is simply not the case. We will certainly have to adapt to the conditions, but the fish will be here somewhere.
With all that being said, it is now go time. Its time to get that fall fishing trip planned, and especially if you want to get in on the bull redfish run, you need to get those plans together sooner than later. I only have a few openings between now and mid - October, which should be the peak of the run. After that, our trout fishing and creek redfishing should take off. Its only to get better from here, so give me a call and don't miss out. Sorry for the lack of pictures this time around. Hopefully we will have plenty on the next report!
- Capt. Kyle